The Braya Renewable Fuels refinery in Come By Chance, Newfoundland and Labrador is a repurposed petroleum refinery that is being converted into a renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel production facility. The facility is expected to commence operations in the fall of 2022.
The refinery’s strategic location enables it to source low-carbon intensity feedstocks from anywhere in the world while delivering sustainable fuels to low-carbon markets along both US coasts.
The project has been divided into at least two phases:
- Phase 1 will retrofit a portion of the refinery to process feedstocks, which include soybean oil and distiller’s corn oil, into 18,000 barrels per day (bpd) of renewable diesel. Minor additional equipment may be added to produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).
- Phase 2 will add facilities to convert less expensive feedstocks for additional hydrogen production, which will in turn increase renewable diesel production to 24,000 bpd.
PRODUCING RENEWABLE DIESEL
In addition to the new and converted units, Braya Renewable Fuels will be repurposing the facility’s utility systems, tankage, and dock. All feedstock will be received by ships via the dock, and all renewable products will be shipped by ships via the dock. Tankage will be repurposed to house feedstock and products.
JOBS AND OPPORTUNITIES
In Come By Chance, Braya benefits from an existing employee base that has been part of the prior facility’s successful 50-year operating history as a conventional fuels refinery. In addition to numerous contractor and support positions, the new facility will provide a number of jobs during conversion and operations.
Energy industry veterans lead Braya with a demonstrated track record in refining and biofuels operations, trading, and logistics. Braya is poised to take advantage of the exciting opportunity presented in the renewable energy sector by harnessing this wealth of talent and knowledge.